Our Trainings

We offer resources and opportunities for partners to advance their health literacy skills at an organizational level.

Below you will find more information on free organizational trainings.

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Upcoming Events and Trainings

Click on the bars below for info on each training or view our full Training Calendar.

Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, wellbeing and quality of life that is often overlooked. Please join us as we hear from experts in the oral health field discuss oral health today and the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2023. This is a bipartisan bill that, if passed, will require the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to conduct a public education campaign to increase oral health literacy and awareness, particularly among underserved communities (specifically children, pregnant women, parents, older adults, people with disabilities, and racial and ethnic minorities).

Location: Nationwide Children’s Hospital -or- virtual
Date: September 25, 2023 from 10:00 am – Noon
View more information on our event page
Register at myfcph.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0VvROK8r5XC4hCK?Q_CHL=qr

Advancing Health Literacy Franklin County is excited to announce a training opportunity focused on CLAS and Cultural Competency with an Asian Focus. This training is a part of the AHLFC efforts to increase Health Literacy within Franklin County. This training will be conducted by Dr. Cora Munoz.

Location: Virtual
Date: October 17, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
View more information on our event page
Register at https://franklincountyohio.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f3bc9ZXoRpGoZHV21txjcQ#/registration

Advancing Health Literacy Franklin County is excited to announce a training opportunity focused on CLAS and Cultural Competency with an Asian Focus. This training will be conducted by ETSS.

Location: Virtual
Date: October 26, 2023 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
View more information on our event page
Register at https://franklincountyohio.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xwdl1Yb2SIG1uN0E0ObeOg#/registration

Ongoing Trainings

IHA, the leader in health literacy, is excited to announce a new virtual health literacy certificate program that brings learning and professional development right to you year-round.

Enhance your knowledge while learning day-to-day skills with 50 lessons across seven health literacy domains.

Customize your learning to earn multiple micro credentials at your own pace via a learning management system.

Each micro credential can be taken individually or stack all seven to earn your health literacy specialist certificate.

A certificate of completion digital badge and continuing education is awarded following the successful completion of each individual course.

The HLS certificate program was created in strict accordance with standards from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence ICE 1100 Accreditation Standards to develop an up-to-date evidence and based program

The HLS certificate program puts you on the right track to achieve personal growth and become part of the solution for health equity through health literacy.

Elevate your competency today.

Enroll in the IHA health literacy specialist certificate program To learn more about this opportunity or other health literacy trainings available through Advancing Health Literacy Franklin County please visit advancingHL.org.

We are pleased to offer the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Health Literacy Specialist Certificate Program at no cost. This is for Franklin County partners committed to organizational health literacy.

In addition to enhancing organizational health literacy, you will receive:

  • A certificate of completion and a digital badge
  • A Health Literacy Specialist Certificate for completing the entire course
  • Continuing education credit (CHES/MCHES; CPH)

Advancing Health Literacy Franklin County invites you to a 1-day conference to learn how your organization can address health literacy and its impact on mental health care access!

This is an in-person event. A virtual option will only be available for the morning panel discussion. This high-value opportunity is being offered at no cost through the Advancing Health Literacy Grant funding by the Office of Minority Health.

When: Event has passed. Please check back for more information on 2024 Mental Health Literacy Conference.

The following trainings are ongoing and available to request.

  1. Introduction to Health Literacy – this one-hour presentation is for public health or clinical audiences. It provides an overview of health literacy. Topics include:
    • individual and organizational health literacy, plain language, teach-back, and reader-friendly materials principles;
    • the importance of health literacy in equitable, safe, high-quality, patient- and client-centered care and services;
    • using health literacy-informed strategies in your setting to advance as a health literate health organization.
  2. In-depth Health Literacy for Clinical Providers – this includes three one-hour presentations for clinical providers. It will include everything above but in a more in-depth format for further training and knowledge sharing.

On-Demand Library

Click on the buttons below for previously recorded trainings.

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The above resources are meant to serve as a community resource and we value your feedback! Do you have something to add or share? Thoughts, questions or concerns? Email us at healthliteracy@franklincountyohio.gov.


We aim to provide resources and opportunities for partners and organizations in Franklin County to advance their health literacy practices and skills. Reach out to learn how you can get involved.